Necklaces are a type of decorative jewellery that has been around for thousands of years. Almost every culture throughout history has worn necklaces dating all the way back to the Stone Age. Before the invention of string, people would use sinew to lace together natural materials like feathers, stones and animal bones.
Today's necklaces are a far cry from the raw, natural neck pieces of old. Necklaces come in all shapes and sizes, from sweetly old-fashioned pendants to avant-garde collar-type necklaces. They can be made out of metals like gold and silver or woven from strings and ribbons. One of the most popular types of necklace is the pendant, which features a hanging stone or decoration. Other types of necklaces include chokers, lariats, beaded strands, simple chain necklaces and collars. With so many variations, it's certain you'll find a necklace style you love!
Ask any woman what the most versatile piece in her jewellery box is and she is likely to tell you, "Necklaces!" Because there are so many different styles, there is a necklace to match almost any outfit. Since they are so popular, almost every famous designer creates necklaces to go along with their fashion lines. Kimberly McDonald is particularly famous for creating gorgeous necklaces that women want to wear, as are Marie Hélène de Taillac or Chanel. Whichever jewellery designer you prefer, just remember, you cannot have enough necklaces!
You can combine your necklace it with any other jewellery for a show-stopping look. Try adding a matching bracelet or ring, as well as a pair of earrings. The sky is the limit when it comes to accessories: If you'd rather coordinate or contrast, instead of match, that's perfectly acceptable! Choose pieces that you like and see if they work together. Today's fashion rules are more about choosing items you love and making them look fabulous together - even necklaces.